0

I found the following sentence in a book about learning English:

My car slid and bumped into a parked station wagon.

According to the book, "bumped into" conveys that the car hit the station wagon "slowly". Is that correct? If not, what would you say to mean that your car hit another car slowly such that nothing serious happened?

1

Yes, that's correct; "bumped into" implies the car was moving slowly when the accident happened, and often minimal damages occur, if any.

If you want to convey a more violent collision, you might use "crashed into" or "slammed into".

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.